We are so excited about this school year! The 4th graders have already started working hard this year. Please make sure you are checking their STAR folders and signing your child's agenda every night. Here is what your child will be studying during September.
For the first four weeks in math, students will be able to generalize place value understanding for multi-digit numbers. Students will learn that a digit in any one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. We will practice reading and writing numbers in standard, expanded, and word form. We will practice comparing, ordering, and rounding multi-digit numbers. Students will also practice solving problems using the four operations, as well as practice solving problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.
This year 4th grade will focus on the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works. Students will learn about ecosystems, planets, forces and motion, simple machines, sound and light, and adaptations for survival. We are also making strides in the STEAM initiative, which is an educational approach that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in guiding students in inquiry and critical thinking. This initiative is one of many steps in preparing our amazing students for the 21st century.
In 4th grade Social Studies, students will study a variety of topics. Mostly, we will be studying United States history from the French and Indian War to Reconstruction. We will also learn all about geography, government, economics, and map and globe skills.
In Unit 1 “Heart of a Story,” students will use a small moment to create realistic narratives that captivates their readers by exploring the small moment and adding additional details. Students will also explore analyzing a text to understand the “Heart of a Story” through setting, character traits, theme, plot, and the story arc. Students will also refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says when inferring, analyzing characters, setting, and themes.
Mrs. Friday, Ms. Halstead, Ms. Hinds, Ms. Xenos and Ms. Black